Is there any special way to push the piston back into the caliper. I tried everything and can't get it to go. Please help
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 AT 9:46 PM
NOTE:The left rear brake caliper piston retracts counterclockwise and the right rear caliper piston retracts clockwise.
Using the Brake Caliper Piston Retractor Tool (206-080) and Crankshaft Pulley/Damper Remover (303-588), fully retract the rear brake caliper piston into the caliper housing. See Fig. 64 .
Install the rear brake pads. See Fig. 63 .
NOTE:Make sure the piston location mark is in the correct position so that the locator pin on the brake pad backing plate locates correctly into the piston.
Using NEW caliper retaining bolts, install the rear brake caliper. See Fig. 62 . Tighten rear caliper retaining bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Install the parking brake cable to rear brake caliper.
On vehicles with manually adjusted parking brakes, install parking brake cable retaining clip. See Fig. 33 .
On vehicles with self-adjusting parking brakes, ensure that retaining tabs secure the parking brake cable housing. See Fig. 38 .
Release the tension on the parking brake cable by moving the parking brake caliper lever away from the cable end. Install cable to parking brake cable lever. See Fig. 32 .
Install rear wheels. Install lug nuts and tighten to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Lower vehicle.
Ensure that brake fluid level is at the MAX mark on reservoir.
Start the engine and repeatedly press the brake pedal until brake pressure is evident. Top off brake fluid as necessary, bringing fluid level to the MAX mark. If necessary, check parking brake adjustment. See PARKING BRAKE under ADJUSTMENTS.
Remove paint work protection covers, and close engine compartment hood.